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Vbeee posted:
Dr. Esselstyn wrote a book called Reversing Heart Disease where he states that you can lower your cholesterol by your diet. If you eat a plant based diet that does not have added fat you can have a healthy cholesterol. My cholesterol dropped 18 points after being on the diet 10 days. I am shooting for 150 mg overall.
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bobby75703 responded:
Yes, pursue a healthy diet by all means, but will it prevent or reverse heart disease?

People with cholesterol levels of 150 or less can still develop heart disease. I know of a guy with cholesterol of 147 all his life. Unfortunately that didn't prevent it from happening to him.

I do encourage you to eat a healthy plant based diet. Just keep in mind people who do are not immune from growing artery plaque, or having heart attacks and strokes.

I recently read a detailed medical research paper that concluded vegetarians are 24% less likely to develop heart disease.

I just didn't want you to get your hopes up that switching to a plant based diet was a cure-all for heart disease.


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